A lot of people feel like they always need to be productive. Kickstart their day, get things done, move forward and accomplish their goals fast and furious. But being productive is not always effective. In fact, being productive is not effective a lot of the times. Being busy does not necessarily mean that you are moving forward towards your goal in the best way.
When you’re feeling stuck and when you can’t decide what to do or how to do it, give yourself permission to let go, to be unproductive. Allow yourself to do one of the things in this post and you’ll end up being miraculously more productive instead.
What you first need is inspiration. Inspiration leads to greater and faster productivity. Inspiration is the first part of productivity, the doing is the second part. Make sure you got the first part right, before you start on the second.
I used to wake up early to start writing first thing in the morning. I would look at my computer screen and sometimes nothing would come out of it. I’ve seen mornings where I’d write three words down on paper and seen an hour go by. And sometimes I’d come up with an idea in the afternoon and I’d finish a complete blog post in an hour. That’s when you know inspiration is everything and leads to more effective productivity.
And it works not just for productivity. The same goes for, being stuck in life, when you don’t know what to decide. What should I be doing next? Do I need to go left or right? Should I quit or go ahead?
Just fuel your inspiration!
So whenever you feel unproductive, stuck or uninspired, go ahead, take it easy, let things go for a while, relax and try one of the following to get on top of your game: